At Oxgang School and Support Service we realise the importance of reading to our pupils daily. Not only does it help with learning vocabulary but also with working memory and thinking skills. Our younger pupils are reading The Giggler Treatment by Roddy Doyle. It is a chapter book about little Gigglers who get revenge on adults every time they are mean to children. The pupils are reading in class every day and then talking about what has happened in the chapters they have read.
‘I like it because it is a funny book and I was laughing.’ – Airyn.
We are also demonstrating how we are responsible citizens by getting out and about to Bandeath Dog Shelter helping them walk all the dogs.
‘I like Coal, he is my favourite. He is called Coal because he is black.’ – Airyn.
We are really looking forward to our Christmas activities and hope to see you soon!
We were delighted to welcome visitors to Oxgang School on Friday, 16th November for our Children in Need fundraiser. All of our pupils helped to organise a coffee and cake sale to raise funds for this worthwhile cause. This included creating poster, inviting the wider community, baking cakes and decorating the hub. We raised £60 for this event and are looking forward to receiving our certificate soon.
Did you know that Children in Need has now raised over £1bn since it began the annual fundraiser in 1980? A fantastic event which supports so many charitable organisations in Britain.
We recently invited our parents and carers to attend an open afternoon in our school. This gave them a chance to meet with staff and find out all about the learning that’s been taking place in the classrooms.
This term our pupils are learning all about Night and Day within their topic work. Each classroom has their own focus area they are exploring. We look forward to sharing more about this over the next few weeks.